Environment

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Toxic Coal Ash Afflicts Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic

April 1, 2019

Environmental Attorney Ruth Santiago talks to TRNN about litigation against American energy giant AES

How Big Tech Has Helped Big Oil Automate the Climate Crisis

How Big Tech Helped Big Oil Automate the Climate Crisis

April 1, 2019

Companies such as Google, Amazon, and Microsoft have triumphantly announced themselves as petroleum production partners, Gizmodo reporter Brian Merchant has documented in a recent report

Push to Reverse Obscure Shipping Law Could Flood Puerto Rico with Fracked Gas

March 29, 2019

After Hurricane Maria, the oil and gas industry and allied legislators have begun push to create Puerto Rico exemption to century-old shipping law, the Jones Act

Puerto Rico Faces a Flood of Fracked Gas in Wake of Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico Faces a Flood of Fracked Gas in Wake of Hurricane Maria

March 28, 2019

The gas industry and its allies in Congress hope to push LNG exports to the island’s electricity grid, ravaged from climate change-fueled natural disaster

AOC: Climate Change “Not An Elitist Issue”

AOC: Climate Change “Not An Elitist Issue”

March 27, 2019

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says that more Americans lives will be lost if representatives continue to treat climate change as a partisan issue and put the interests of oil companies over people

Green New Deal Voted Down by Senate, but Activists Aren't Deterred

Green New Deal Voted Down by Senate, but Activists Aren’t Deterred

March 26, 2019

The Senate rejected the proposal in what Democrats called a “sham vote,” but 18-year-old Jeremy Ornstein of the Sunrise Movement says that won’t stop the movement for climate action

Puerto Rico's Government Was Warned Climate Catastrophe Was Coming, But Didn't Listen

Puerto Rico’s Government Was Warned Climate Catastrophe Was Coming, But Didn’t Listen

March 20, 2019

Environmental activist Juan Rosario says that, after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico must do more to transition to renewable energy

Kids Around the World Cut Class for Climate Justice

Kids Around the World Cut Class for Climate Justice

March 16, 2019

Students in over 100 countries skipped school and took to the streets to demand serious climate policy from world leaders

Youth Climate Strike Brings Thousands to Streets of London

March 15, 2019

TRNN’s Jaisal Noor speaks to some of the 5,000 youth that marched in London, England

Most US Coal Ash Sites are Contaminating Nearby Groundwater

Most US Coal Ash Sites are Contaminating Nearby Groundwater

March 14, 2019

Coal ash is contaminating water across the nation with toxic chemicals—and Maryland is home to to one of the most polluting sites, according to a new study